Using what seems to be a mixture of collage and drawing, Jules Julien created these gorgeous prints for T-shirts. I love how the patterns lead into one another. Being monochrome, the contrast of the busier, filled areas against the blocks of black that create simple shapes, makes for a dramatic effect.
The name of the series, ‘Cadavres Exquis’, may allude to the idea behind the design, tying in with the ghostly, almost sinister characters amongst their decadent wear. Again, the use of contrast, the cadavers and the exquisite, the decorative and the graphic, is utilised to luscious effect.
© Jules Julien, 2011